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Category Archives: Mindset

Let’s Get Real – What Does It Take To Start Your Own Business?

Business is a self-development journey, there is no doubt about it.

The story of your business is so closely related to your personal development. To your life. Where you are in your life, what you want from your life.

Not just your career.

I’ve started to notice that many people who are considering starting their own business aren’t really aware of what that takes in terms of pushing your personal, emotional and psychological boundaries.

I get it, it’s hard to know what to expect from the start.

So let’s explore this. What does it actually take to start your own business?

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Why You Can’t Wait To Be Inspired To Do The Work

To answer this question we’re going to go on a journey from daydreaming about Mercedes, to a 2010 edition of ‘Science’ Journal then through Mark Twain to frogs!

Are you ready?

It all started when I was sitting around one morning thinking:

“uh… I really need to prepare some content for my webinar, But I don’t feel like it. Hmmm… I wonder what I can do to feel like it? Maybe I should go to mall and walk around a bit and look at stuff to get some inspiration. Or maybe I should go to the Mercedes Garage to have a look at AMGs to get excited about getting myself a new car? How can I get myself to feel like it”

But then I realised…

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How Much Of Success Is Mindset And How Much Is Strategy?

Does your entrepreneurial journey feel like a bit of a roller coaster?

It probably comes as no surprise that starting a business is rewarding, but it also involves a lot of hard work and effort. (It really is a marathon, not a sprint.)

You have to be in it for the long haul – which is why you need both mindset and strategy.

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How Do We Know When We’ve “Made It”?

Pretty much from birth we all learn about working hard to achieve something.

We need to strive to get somewhere – to finally arrive in life.

But then, when we get to wherever that “somewhere” is, we often forget that once that was a huge big deal and our sole focus and just move on to the next thing.

Which raises the question – do we ever get there?

How do we know when we’ve “made it”?

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How You Really Can Have Pretty Much Anything You Want – Part 3: How I Convinced People I Was Brazilian

Are you thinking – how you did WHAT?! I know, it’s a bit of a wild card. I wanted to add the caveat “for a brief moment in time” but the article title is already ridiculously long.

We started the How You Can Pretty Much Have Anything You Want Series with how I moved to paradise (before starting my business) which was a story of consistent steps in the right direction.

Then we went to how I found my dream man which was a story of keeping at it, with quite a few failures, trusting my intuition and eventually getting there.

The final story is one of failing, giving up, making an ass of myself in public on an ongoing basis, until I finally triumphed for a brief moment in time.

No really, that’s how it went :-) I’m laughing thinking back now.

So I think we’re clear by now that I definitely not perfect. These stories aren’t actually about me though. They are about the fact that as the series is titled… You Really Can Have Pretty Much Anything You Want.

The ways that you get there may be different but there is a common thread in the approach.

And what I want for you for than anything is for you to have what you want in life.

So let’s hear the story and the learnings from it.

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How You Really Can Have Pretty Much Anything You Want – Part 2: How I Found My Dream Man

As we talked about last week I really believe you can pretty much have anything you want.

Let’s be clear here, I am not referring to my ‘dream man’, his name is Ady, as a possession. I am talking about the idea of having the life you want, at all levels. So many of us let life happen to us, but standing up for what you want gets results. You’ll see what I mean as you read on.

So how is this connected to business, the normal subject of my posts?

In order to take the leap into business you have to believe you can make it work. Of course none of us do this alone, we know we’ll need help, but in order to take the leap we need to believe in our ability to shape our own reality.

I could tell you a bunch of stories about business successes (and if you want one of those click here) but I find it’s easier to internalise this idea of creating what you want when it’s not another business success story in a world that is full of ‘look how much money I made’ stories, most of which aren’t as transparent or useful as mine.

Plus personal stories are always more interesting because they are personal.

Last week I shared the journey of how I moved to paradise. Today I’m sharing how I met my dream man.

The purpose of this IS NOT to say ‘Hey, look at me and my awesome life!’. Quite the opposite. The purpose is to show that actually often things don’t come easily, but baby steps, a clear vision and being willing to go for what you want FUELED BY THE BELIEF that you can better your life really does work miracles.

Alright! Let’s get to it!

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